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Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Couscous Salad

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
This comforting couscous salad gets its pumped up flavor from fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, shallots and garlic. Part-skim mozzarella cheese can be substituted if desired.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced tomato
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) diced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Basil leaves (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 186
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 7.9 g
  • carbohydrate 26.5 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 308 mg
  • calcium 99 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cool. Add couscous and fresh basil to tomato mixture; toss gently. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.